C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Powlson, D. S., Poulton, P. R., Macdonald, A. J., Johnston, A. E., White, R. P. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2018. 4 per mille – is it feasible to sequester soil carbon at this rate annually in agricultural soils?
|Authors||Powlson, D. S., Poulton, P. R., Macdonald, A. J., Johnston, A. E., White, R. P. and Goulding, K. W. T.|
|Type||C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences|
The quantity of carbon (C) held in organic matter in the world’s soils to a depth of 1m is estimated at about 1500 Gt, about twice that currently in atmospheric CO2, and thus significant in the global C cycle and in influencing climate change. The “4 per mille” initiative, launched at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015, proposed that current annual CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning could be completely offset if the global stock of soil organic carbon (SOC) was increased annually at the rate of 4 parts per 1000 (4‰ or 0.4%) of the current value.
|Keywords||4‰; 4 per mille; 4 per 1000; Soil organic carbon; Carbon sequestration; Climate change mitigation; Soil quality|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Conference title||IFS Agronomic Conference 2018|
|Event date||05 Dec 2018|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Fertiliser Society|
|Funder project or code||The Rothamsted Long Term Experiments [2017-2022]|
|Funder||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council|
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